Ever since Stacey Branning discovered that her dad had a secret family, we’ve been waiting to meet The Other Woman.
Stace’s dad, Brian, had been living a double life, with a wife and kids up north, as well as Jean, Stacey and Sean in London.
We’ve already met Kyle - who used to be Sarah - and now it’s time to meet his mum, Alison, played by ex Coronation Street star and CBB legend, Denise Welch.
These pics show Alison arriving at Stacey’s flat, where Kyle has been living - and she doesn’t look particularly happy to see her son.
Viewers know that Kyle, who is transgender, has a fractious relationship with his family, who couldn’t deal with his transition. He was beaten up by his sister Shannon’s boyfriend and disowned by Alison.
And it doesn’t look like a happy family reunion is on the cards, judging by everyone’s faces in the new pics. How will fragile Stacey cope when she comes face to face with her dad’s bit on the side?
Denise will hit screens on May 3rd, for a short stint. She said of her role as Alison: “I’m so thrilled to be part of such an iconic show, it’s so exciting! I have several friends on the show and it’s a great crowd so I can’t wait to get started.
It’s a short stint but such a powerful role and I’m thrilled to be taking this one.”